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Which Android versions should I test on?

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Android

Android statistics chart

In the last Android statistics blog, I made the prediction that Android 7 would really take a larger market share. Obviously that was to be expected. We have seen Android 7 Nougat grow from 7.1% to 13.5% this month. It is not hard to predict that by November, Android Nougat will have reached a solid third place. What is still surprising to see is the slow decline of Android 4.4, losing only 2.8% in the last three months. Android 4.4 is already almost 4 years old, but still holds the third spot in size. So for testing, Android 4.4 still needs to be considered.

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Which Android versions should I test on?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Android

Android statistics chart

It has been an interesting couple of months for Android enthusiasts. The highlight probably has been the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Next to releases of new devices, Android Nougat is being released by manufacturers to more devices. We can see this in the Android statistics for the last three months. Android Nougat has gained a market share of 7.1% compared to the 1.2% it had in February. Together with the growth of Nougat, we can see the stabilization of Android Marshmallow and Lollipop. Kitkat still holds a marketshare of 18.8%, losing only 3.1% over the last three months.

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Which Android versions are most important for testing?

This entry is part 7 of 6 in the series Android


In the last few months Android Nougat (7.0/7.1) has started to gain market share according to the statistics that Google published. From previous new Android versions, we’ve seen that it takes about 6 months to gain more than 5% market share. Another sign of change is that Android 6.0 growth is slowing down. Here you can apply the same rule of thumb that within 6 months, this version will not increase its market share any more, instead the numbers will start to decline instead. And last but not least, Android 5.1 is finally showing a drop in market share.

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Mobile test automation in 3 simple steps

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Test Automation

Introduction

 

Hi Again,

In this post we would like to explain a bit more about the mobile test automation that we are using here at spriteCloud. The past years we have seen that the mix of cucumber with selenium webdriver has been extremely powerful. This setup allows for test automation that is, besides easy to setup and maintain once you get the hang of it, understandable and easy to expand for any stakeholder in your project. We are using this same setup now for testing native mobile applications and it works like a charm!

We will start with mobile test automation for android. For this test automation we are using calabash-android which is basically a mix of cucumber with robotium under the hood…

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